The unintended but wonderful consequence of our new life choice!

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Moulin Lauga is so small its not even in our map book. Without specific instructions we would never have even passed though this charming little place.

A few months ago whilst at Gites La Colombiere we were introduced to Mark and Jess. Similar to us, they had cast aside the UK way of life in favour of an extended 6 month honeymoon in France that just kept on giving.

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Whilst in the Pyrenees we decided to drop them a line and see if they fancied catching up as we knew they were renting in the area.

Queue a dinner invite and copious of booze. We rocked up for a simply stunning evening on their terrace.

Home made pizza with home made nettle pesto (to die for seriously!!) the time flew by. Salad from the garden and homemade elder-flower fizz. Even watching the electrical storm gather on the hills. It was just perfect!

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Their home is so cute, in the rafters of the old creperie its got everything you need with views that are frankly inspiring.

They are a very creative pair and they had made their mark on the place and are living their dream. Learning the french way of life away from the hordes of tourists. We were their first English conversation in weeks!

After a lovely evening together we continued the visit with a hike the following day with their rescue dog Zelda along (or should I say leading) the adventure up into the hills opposite.

They have been there for only 2 months but are already so much a part of the community it was so lovely to hear all their stories about the history and locals – it made us feel a part of it too!

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We have so much love for this pair and so much about their life choice resonates with us.

They gave us such a thoughtful gift when we left – a new hobby/ business venture for Mark. We will share more about that later! 🙂

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The unintended but wonderful consequence of our new life choice is the amazing people we are meeting along the way!

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Thank you Jessica Chambers and Mark Chambers we loved every second!